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A New Way of Teaching the Ancient Art

On the Gurmat Sangeet Outreach programme you progress by a collaborative process of individual learning and tutor guidance.


  1. You watch weekly video lessons – each lesson is 15 to 20 minutes in length. These are provided in a learning resource pack on the WebSchool, our online platform. It gives you the flexibility to learn Kirtan in your own home, in your own time and at your own pace.
  2. You practise your weekly lesson using your chosen string instrument for 15 minutes a day, five days a week.

At the beginning of a new week you watch the next weekly lesson and practise it throughout that week. This pattern of learning continues for 12 weeks or until you complete your current grade.


You are assigned a qualified personal tutor who monitors your progress and provides guidance as needed. This is usually via Skype, but may occasionally be in person when students are within a tutor’s local area. Your tutor will encourage you if you begin to fall behind in your individual practice and help you to get back on track.


When you complete the assigned 12 weeks of video tutorials for a grade, a Raj Academy tutor will conduct a learning assessment.


There are opportunities throughout the year to attend hands-on workshops and camps with our teachers. These are mainly in the USA, Canada and the UK, but are open to all students.

The workshops are designed to inspire you, help you overcome learning challenges and refine your instrumental playing techniques. They also enable you to meet other students for mutual support on the adventure of learning Kirtan.